Adult Volunteers

We need Adults to help in all of our Sections and behind the scenes too.

You don’t have to be an adventurer like Bear Grylls to get involved with Scouting. Do you have first aid knowledge? Are you good with numbers? Handy in the kitchen? Or are you a DIY whizz? We all have useful skills and you can volunteer and help in many ways. Volunteering with us is easy, fun and flexible – how much time you give is completely up to you. Whether you help out once a fortnight, month or term or just at special events or camps, there is bound to be a role you can play, and no matter how you get involved, we’ll make sure you’re properly trained and supported.

As long as you’re over 18, you can help out as an adult volunteer in Scouting. There is no upper age limit for adult volunteers. If you are aged between 14 to 18, there is the option of becoming a Young Leader. If you are interested please contact us at

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Adult Volunteers

In addition to our sections’ leaders, we have a team of adult volunteers that help run the 8th West Wickham Scouts:

Niels Rump (Group Chairman)

I became involved in scouting when my daughter became a Scout (she’s now an Explorer). Initially, I just drove the kit van to the odd camp. Over time my involvement grew: I became a shooting instructor and joined the Executive Committee overseeing the activities of the 8th West Wickham. When our Group Scout Leader Stuart suggested that I could help the group by becoming chair, I was happy to oblige. I see my role primarily to support the fabulous work our leaders and volunteers do for your young people.

Rick Bennell (Group Treasurer):

When my eldest son joined Beavers over 20 years ago, I went along to an Executive Committee meeting to see what happened – and joined the committee. My day job was in accountancy, and I became Group Treasurer shortly afterwards. Though my sons moved on from the Group many years ago, I’m still doing the treasurer’s job, trying to support the leaders in their great work in running the sections.

We’ve moved much of the admin and finance side online in the last year or two – so though I’ve now retired from work, there’s always plenty to keep me busy!

Katie Campbell (Group Secretary)

Our son started at 8th West Wickham as a Beaver and is now a member of Network and an Assistant Cub Section Leader. Our daughter joined the Scout section having been a Rainbow and Brownie, and is now an Explorer with the 8th and a Young Leader with Beavers. So, the group has been a very important part of our family life for many years.

When the group needed a secretary for their Executive Committee about 5 years ago, I volunteered! It is good to give a little back to a such a fantastic group.

Scouting provides a second family to lots of young people. It’s a safe place where they can aspire and grow.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls